The Gervinho transfer has taken a new twist. We have been wondering for a while now, why has this deal not been concluded yet as we have been linked with Gervinho strongly since the start of the transfer window. There had even be suggestions that maybe Lille had rejected Arsenal’s bid for Gervinho and that is why the transfer is taking so long to come through. But now the latest we are hearing is that Gervinho has told Lille that he wants to play for Arsenal next season.
Lille president Michel Seydoux said: “I have spoken with Gervinho and he wants to play for Arsenal next season.
“This is clear but now we must get an agreement between the two clubs.
“We have maintained contact but still the Londoners have not presented us with a formal offer.
“Negotiations are ongoing but Gervinho has demanded a solution to the situation soon.”
So now we know where we stand. We can forget about all the speculation that Lille have rejected our offer or that Gervinho has decided not to join Arsenal. According to the Lille president, Arsenal still have not made a formal bid for Gervinho. Why Arsenal? I am getting so frustrated that we seem to be taking our time in the transfer market. The longer we wait, the chances get higher that the players price will rise or he will change his mind and decide to join another club.
Gervinho wants to play for us, we need him so let us go get him now please.